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Poster: Grass Shack Date: May 12, 2009 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: the show

It is really impossible to describe everything I saw, felt, experienced before during and after the show. But one funny thing I remember was muling up to the front gate to get in and this dude has an unopened cold can of beer and is like "I can't finish this do you want it". I'm pretty much just hammered in all directions so I just say "son let me show you how this is done". So I stick the thing straight into my crotch (wowouch) and then move to the coolest lady checking stuff that I can determine (no one was ever denied entry for tryin to smuggle a coldy into a show) I just raise my hands up like I got nothin to hide and she is reachin around behind me and doin all that jazz while she is staring straight at my crotch. She looks up and smiles and says "have a good time if you're not already". I offered the dude his beer back once we were inside, but he declined do to where it had been stored which was understandable. Then of course S>H>F, a really great sugaree, a slew of other fine details, but you know the gig. Gorge experience coming right up....

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 12, 2009 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

So, we used to take a pint of So Comfort (I know, I know...yuck...but in memory of Pig & Janis...right?) to shows at Winterland. By the mid 70s it was absurd what they did to you as you entered. I had one perfectly positioned between the jewels and the septic outlet, and some gal reached right up into the sweet spot and you could hear the "chink" for 15 feet or so...the four of them (yes, there were two on each side) smiled, and I pulled it out and put it in the "bin" which was brim full of unopened bottles and such...

Oh well.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 12, 2009 8:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

S. Comfort IS the yuck...and it doesn't seem to have helped Pig, or Janis either. Great stories though, all of them... thanks, fellas. :)

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-05-13 03:29:46

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 12, 2009 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

I guess there are people somewhere that like it, but we just sorta got in the habit of doing it...we'd each take a shot or two and that was it...too damn sweet. Used other items to further lubricate, but have to admit I always liked to stay pretty well in control while listening to the boys live. Saved the other experiences for listening outside via stereo, etc., where you could be alone with a few friends and the redwoods and all...or the desert.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 12, 2009 10:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

I actually think you took the wise course. There's so many shows, including the only Dead show I ever saw, that I wish I had clearer memories of! And I know why I don't remember them well... ;)

As you said, there's always better, less public, ways to get sideways and enjoy a good disc or 3...

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Poster: Grass Shack Date: May 12, 2009 11:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

So true. I drove 8 hrs and was in the parking lot 4 hrs before show time and that early arrival was more than I could handle. My plan of keeping it together went South. I remember standing on the grass with a very wide stance to keep from falling down; upper body rockin and groovin just fine. I hear these people behind me say 'wow that guy is drunk', so I turned to see who they were talkin about and yep they was staring right at me. Didn't hurt my feelings cause just then, Kaboom!!!! Gimee Shelter and that absorbed all my awareness. Oh well, bits and peaces are comin back to me...

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Poster: rastamon Date: May 12, 2009 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

she approved of your package, must have been Cathy

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 12, 2009 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

reminds me of that Rn White line" might be small but it's got the girth of a can of creamed corn"

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Poster: kapowsin Date: May 12, 2009 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the show

I bet the show must have been great if your main memory is sneaking a beer through the gates in your underwear. Thanks for sharing.

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